Almost every industry relies on ferrous metals to create consumer products, build commercial equipment, and more. At the end of a product’s useful life, however, this metal could end up in a landfill and create additional waste. In Mobile, Alabama, ASM Recycling, Inc. offers ferrous metal recycling services to keep scrap metal out of landfills and encourage its reuse. Whether your Gulf Coast business seeks financial incentives or simply wishes to adopt greener practices, we’ll pay fair prices for your scrap metal and ensure it’s reused in industries where ferrous metal is in high demand.
What Are Ferrous Metals?
Not sure your scrap is ferrous metal? Ferrous refers to metals that contain a high level of iron, including pure iron and countless alloys. Because these ferrous alloys can vary substantially in composition, it can be difficult to assign shared characteristics to ferrous materials as a whole. However, ferrous metals are generally:
- Magnetic due to their iron content
- Prone to rust when exposed to the elements
- Extremely strong
Because of these qualities, ferrous metals are often found in home appliances, roofing iron, construction beams, train rails, and other uses that require hardness and strength. It also makes up most industrial scrap. The most common ferrous metals include:
- Iron, including cast and wrought iron
- Steel alloys
- And more…
If you’re not sure about the composition of your scrap metal, a member of our team can help. Any known ferrous metals and materials that fit the criteria above are eligible for ferrous metal recycling.
Which Industries Use Ferrous Metals?
The list of industries that rely on ferrous metals is extensive due to high levels of hardness and strength. If your business operates in any of the following industries, you may be able to profit from ferrous metal recycling, reduce waste, and encourage reuse:
- Appliance manufacturing
- Industrial mills
- Machine/Fabrication shops
- Marine and Shipbuilding yards
- Railroad transport
- Utility companies
- And more…
This list is by no means exhaustive, and it’s always wise to confirm the composition of your scrap metal for recycling even if you believe it is not ferrous. If your business produces non-ferrous scrap, ASM Recycling, Inc. also offers non-ferrous metal recycling services throughout the Gulf Coast.
The Benefits of Ferrous Metal Recycling
You may wonder why ferrous metal recycling is important, as iron is one of the earth’s most abundant resources. However, this plentiful mineral is difficult to mine, and mining activities have a profound impact on natural landscapes, including plants, animals, and nearby human populations. Additionally, ferrous metals that are not recycled accumulate in landfills or remain on your property, giving your facility an unprofessional look. Far less energy is required to recycle steel than refine new iron ore, and in particular steel retains its physical properties no matter how many times it’s been recycled. Overall, ferrous metal recycling helps reduce reliance on natural resource extraction and promotes a healthier environment.
When you choose ASM Recycling, Inc. as your ferrous metal recycling partner, your business will enjoy numerous other benefits as well. We offer clients the best pricing available on scrap metal along with short wait times when you drop metal off at our facility and free pickup for industrial clients. When you arrive at our Mobile, AL location, our team will even unload your truck to get you back to work as soon as possible.
Learn More about Ferrous Metal Recycling
Could your company benefit from ferrous metal recycling? If so, contact ASM Recycling, Inc. today. Locally owned for more than 100 years, we offer fair reimbursements, outstanding customer service, and a full range of recycling options to meet all your needs.